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Starving only at night!!!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 16, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Lately I've been noticing that I am not hungry at all during the day. Like at all. I could basically not eat all day and be fine and then I come home at night around 5 and could really eat a lot. I eat a full dinner, berries for dessert, then I want nut butter then I want yogurt. It doesn't sound awful when shown on the screen but I was wondering why is this? Can anybody tell me? I want to try and change this pattern of eating and eat less toward dinner time. Note: I DO eat throughout the day just not as much and I tend to kind of force it down because I'm not extremely hungry.

Thanks for the advice, Nikki

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on August 18, 2013
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Hi Nikki, The lower your oxygen intake the more your body burns carbs instead of fat. High-intensity cardio encourages your body to burn sugars, which could certainly lead to carb cravings. You could try eating a sweet potato at night and see how it affects your cravings. Just make sure you eat it several hours before bed, as your body will immediately convert unused carbs into fat when you fall asleep.

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on August 17, 2013
at 02:35 AM

Thanks I think I'm going to try this:]

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at 02:34 AM

Thank you so much for answering! I'm glad someone else feels the way I do

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I'm not an athlete, but I train about 4 times a week and I do a lot of cardio (which I know is frowned upon) but it is usually in the form of HIIT

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on August 16, 2013
at 03:46 AM

Nothing is necessarily wrong with the way you are eating. If you are seriously wanting to change your pattern, just skip dinner one night. You will wake up and be hungry pretty soon. Then eat a large meal, and you probably won't want a large dinner. Rinse and repeat.

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on August 17, 2013
at 02:35 AM

Thanks I think I'm going to try this:]

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on August 16, 2013
at 05:53 PM

Nikki,

Just roll with it. It doesn't make any sense to eat when you aren't hungry. If you skip breakfast and lunch and then eat all the days calories from 5pm til bedtime, so what? You'd be doing fine. So, just skip breakfast and bring something paleo with you in case you do get hungry and see what happens.

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:15 AM

Some people say that you have food cravings at night because your liver is trying to store enough glycogen to sustain your muscles overnight. Are you an athlete with a lot of muscle mass?

26e0076f4bd8634d2a87ee5026cfac27

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on August 17, 2013
at 02:33 AM

I'm not an athlete, but I train about 4 times a week and I do a lot of cardio (which I know is frowned upon) but it is usually in the form of HIIT

Fa4b934bc224b17784fe0ee36d153dcd

(168)

on August 18, 2013
at 11:48 PM

Hi Nikki, The lower your oxygen intake the more your body burns carbs instead of fat. High-intensity cardio encourages your body to burn sugars, which could certainly lead to carb cravings. You could try eating a sweet potato at night and see how it affects your cravings. Just make sure you eat it several hours before bed, as your body will immediately convert unused carbs into fat when you fall asleep.

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on August 16, 2013
at 04:35 AM

Nikki, i am the exact same way. Even after i work out when i get up, i still dont feel the need to eat for another hour. My biggest meal is dinner and then after that i have a big whey protein shake.

Sustainedfitness made a great suggestion. Im sure skipping dinner would make you wanna eat the next morning! I know id wanna shove something in my piehole after that long of a fast.

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on August 17, 2013
at 02:34 AM

Thank you so much for answering! I'm glad someone else feels the way I do

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